which gas is used in aircraft wheels? and why?

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Nitrogen is used. It is an inert gas so high pressures and temperatures do not affect it as with air. It is also more compatible with rubber, and does not corrode like air containing oxygen and water vapor does. More importantly it will not support combustion or explosion as does air containing oxygen.

Commercial Airlines – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires nitrogen in all commercial aircraft tires to eliminate the potential for water vapor (inherent in normal compressed air) from freezing at high altitudes. In addition, aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing use nitrogen membranes in their On-Board Inert Gas Generation Systems (OBIGGS) to "top" fuel tanks with nitrogen - an inert gas that does not support combustion.

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